BSELP005 - Lights and Wires

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  1. blacksunempire

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    For those who don't know their D&B history, Black Sun Empire were one of the first acts to break through the barrier put up by UK artists surrounding the genre. Ever since the days of jungle, drum & bass had been considered British property and woe betide any producer from outside who dared to try and muscle in.

    However, with determination and an undeniable weight of talent behind them, the Utrecht-based threesome broke through the ranks. Initially getting picked up by DJ Trace for his infamous DSCi4 imprint at the turn of the millennium it wasn't long before Black Sun Empire were rubbing shoulders with the scene's elite who lapped up their uncompromising, techno-influenced sound.

    These days of course it's all very normal to have artists from all corners of the globe representing whatever genre they feel like. And anyone who's got a keen eye for detail will have already noticed that Black Sun Empire have travelled a decade's worth of their drum & bass journey, with three incredible studio albums under their belt already.

    Those with an even keener eye will know that it's been three years since the release of 'Endangered Species', the last Black Sun Empire album. In that time the trio enlisted Telemetrik to drop an amazing LP (D&B Album of the Month, Mixmag) on their own label while they took some time to flex their musical muscles in the build up to their latest project, 'Lights And Wires'.

    Encompassing that unmistakable BSE sound throughout, 'Lights And Wires' is an accomplished piece of work that simultaneously brings together ten years of drum & bass production while exploring new musical ground. Tracks like 'Extraction' and 'Kempi' (ft. Nymfo) are vintage Black Sun Empire. Rough, rugged and raw, fans of intense D&B will not be disappointed. But it's the experiments into other tempos that display a maturity that only gifted artists can achieve.

    'The 405' is an intense journey into a techno-edged dubstep nightmare, a horror movie at 140bpm that is both new ground, yet entirely Black Sun Empire. 'Dirty Friday' juxtaposes wide-open synths with cavernous bass to devastating effect, while tracks like 'Black River Bay' slide effortlessly into blissed-out electronica.

    'Lights And Wires' will satisfy any fan of Black Sun Empire's previous work, while opening up a path to new sounds and moods without compromising anything along the way. This is without doubt an album packed with integrity.

    Jeryl Wilton
    Infectious PR

    BSELP005 - BLACK SUN EMPIRE - LIGHTS AND WIRES - DOUBLE CD

    01: Black Sun Empire - The 405
    02: Black Sun Empire - Chaingang
    03: Black Sun Empire - Fuzzball
    04: Black Sun Empire & Jade - Deadhouse
    05: Black Sun Empire - Black River Bay
    06: Black Sun Empire - Extraction
    07: Black Sun Empire - Brommer
    08: Black Sun Empire - Transmission
    09: Black Sun Empire & SPL - Wasteland
    10: Black Sun Empire - Inpeak
    11: Black Sun Empire - Spork
    12: Black Sun Empire & Nymfo - Kempi
    13: Black Sun Empire - Dirty Friday
    14: Black Sun Empire - Fever
    15: Black Sun Empire - Mindslide
    16: Black Sun Empire - Eraser

    + DNB mix CD

    Full release on the 15th of November

    available on CD/Download
    Distributed by: Nu Urban Music

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    Black Sun Empire are without doubt one of the most uncompromising production outfits in the drum & bass game and this, the sampler to their new album 'Lights & Wires', proves the point even further.

    Enlisting the help of their friends to start the ball rolling, we're treated to two immense remixes of previous BSE tracks.

    Gridlok sinks his filthy teeth into 'Bullet In The Head', turning it inside out and whacking the audio gore factor up to 11. Screeching sound effects make way for percussive tribal beats and an undeniable growling bass.

    Taking things even further down the face-pounding deep and dark route are South Africa's Counterstrike who forsake their trademark amen smashing style for some stepping beats, walls of bass and frightening sound effects.

    While 'Lights & Wires' promises some deeper, more thought provoking moments, it's clear that this 12" is for the real D&B heads. Do not miss out!

    BSELP005SAM

    A - Black Sun Empire & D.Kay - Bullet in the Head (Gridlok remix)
    B - Black Sun Empire - Driving Insane (Counterstrike remix)

    On promo now, full release on the 25th of October

    available on Vinyl/Download
    Distributed by: Nu Urban Music

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    uploaded clips of the album here:

    http://soundcloud.com/blacksunempire/sets/black-sun-empire-lights-and-wires
     
  2. DjTiesticles

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    Bullet In The Head remix is one of the 12's of the year

    All over Kempi with Nymfo on the LP too
     
  6. luciduk

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    urgh so weve got this, breaks album, and sirens album, all in november!!!??


    big month for dnb albums.

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    wasteland is ridiculous!!
     
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    just copius win for darker dnb really, can't wait for all these to drop